Google Wallet gets Material design update and automatic money transfers

Google Wallet gets Material design update and automatic money transfers
If you were to just look at the version number of Google Wallet, yesterday saw the biggest update to the app that we've ever seen. Unfortunately, the app itself might not feel as though it received such a big update. Google Wallet made a big leap, going directly from version 2, all the way to version 7, but there were only a couple features added beyond the new Material design makeover.

The big change here is obviously the Material design UI. Google Wallet doesn't have too many layers involved, so you don't quite get the sense of depth; but, you will get the slide out navigation menu, bold colors, and a few nice new animations. That said, there are a few new proper features for you in this update. You can now set up automatic transfers from your bank account, so you'll always have money in your Wallet account. Additionally, you can set up alerts for when your Wallet balance hits a certain threshold. Lastly, you can lock or cancel your physical Google Wallet card from within the app, just in case you misplace it. 

The update started rolling out on Android yesterday, which means it should find its way to everyone within a week or so. But, the update should be live for iOS users now. 


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9 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The design looks somewhat remiscient of paypal with the balance between warm and cool colors. Not bad looking but I don't see myself using wallet.

2. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Time for Microsoft to launch a mobile payment system and show these rookies how it's done. Soon the number of Window's phones available will outnumber Android, and we need a mobile payment solution.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The key word there is "available."

4. wilsong17 unregistered

Lol they can't even out number in mobile sale nice try rookie. . When are you going to have good apps

5. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Yaaawn wake me up when that happens haha every person i know with a windows phone switched it for an android phone.

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LMAO, Keep dreaming that "rookie" WP will outnumber android phones- joke of the millenium.

6. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Can we use Google Wallet in Australia now please???

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, through from NZ I dont see why Apple/Google are only launching in the US Many countries like NZ, Australia, UK and many other countries already have NFC terminals in almost every store Meanwhile in the US, many stores are turning off NFC and switching to CurrentC or back to the chip & PIN

8. wrm2013

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

we can't even use it in us now. most places just changed their payment kiosk.

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